Located 16km south of Lake Tekapo and equidistant to both Queenstown and Christchurch international airports, the property ranges in contour over 6000ha of freehold land. With two additional leasehold blocks creating a total parcel of 8678ha, the farm spans across State Highway 8 to the lake. It is completely accessible by vehicle which is rare in a high country farm of this scale.
In addition to main power, generation of hydro and solar power fuels station utilities and services the homestead, managers’ homes, staff and tourism accommodation, wool shed, deer shed and a range of implement sheds. The Tekapo B Hydro Canal runs the length of the southern boundary and provides both water and access to irrigation, with hard hose and pivots covering 438ha of fertile soils.
The current owners have invested heavily in infrastructure and irrigation development thus the property has a solid farming backbone. Using sustainable practice methods, the farm produces some of the country’s finest beef, deer and Merino wool products.
In the early 1950’s Irishman Creek Station made its mark in international history when it was home to the development of the Hamilton jet boat and other multiple engineering feats by previous owner Sir Bill Hamilton. Today, tourism operations are run alongside world-leading farming practices and these include accommodation, farm experiences and Hamilton Jet museum visits.
What makes Irishman Creek Station an incredible opportunity?